• TheOverclocker Issue 30

    Welcome to issue 30 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This month we look at the happenings of COMPUTEX 2014. We spend time with the amazing GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. Look at EVGA’s classic GTX 780Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card and a host of other hardware and get to hear from the…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 29

    In Issue 29 of TheOverclocker magazine, we sit down with famous overclocker, Elmor after what seems to be an eternity since we last caught up with him. TheOC Show is back for the third time and as always has plenty for you to chew on, so make sure to…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 28

    In this issue (our first of 2014), we head back to Brazil for an interview with the number one overclocker in the Extreme Overclocker’s League. We take some time to consider our beloved DIY industry again through what is hopefully an objective pair of eyes. The HWBOT/OC-TV talk show…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 27

    Here it Is, the last issue of 2013. This time around we bring you the first episode of what is hopefully many more of OC-TV and HWBOT’s OC Show. In addition we get a quick one on one with Hong Kong’s epic overclocker, Mad222 and for our cover feature…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 26

    TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 25

    Issue 25 of TheOverclocker has finally arrived and we are once again looking at the latest hardware, features and what’s happening with some of our favorite overclockers in the game. We may be a little late, but we are also a little better. Until Issue 26, enjoy the read…

News from around the overclocking world

AMD Announced a New Technology Partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-Branded Solid State Drives (SSDs)

– Exclusive technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions empowers gamers with affordable, high-performance SSDs –

AMD announced a new technology partnership with OCZ Storage Solutions – A Toshiba Group Company, for AMD Radeon™-branded Solid State Drives (SSDs). Starting today, users can purchase the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities from their favorite online retailers.

The AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs are an excellent choice for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with an economical solution that puts performance and reliability front and center.

“The AMD Radeon™ brand is synonymous with performance and quality amongst PC gamers,” said Roman Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, AMD. “With the new AMD Radeon™ R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market with a series of drives that offer an ideal combination of performance, reliability and affordability—great for gamers building or upgrading a rig.”

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SPPR_Mobile X21 USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive_KV

360° Swivel-Cap Design, One-push Backup

August 19th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the brand-new USB 2.0 OTG flash drive—Mobile X21. Engineered with the dual-interface of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector, Mobile X21 includes all the capabilities of USB flash drives, USB cables and memory cards, making itself the multi-functional device for different kinds of storage needs. Embracing the dual-use application, Mobile X21 is about to offer you a more convenient way of data storage, by which users can not only free up the precious memory space of mobile devices but also quickly transfer files between PCs, Android™smartphones and tablets without using any cable or Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, Mobile X21 features the exclusive 360-degree swivel-cap design that allows users an easier method to use and store with just a thumb push. Incorporating the advantages of instant storage expansion, fast data transmission and user-friendly operation, Mobile X21 is definitely the whole package for mobile storage solution.

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Empty skatepark

ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the latest XPG™ V3 series overclocking memory, running at a stellar 3100 megahertz. Its dual channel is designed to bring gamers and PC enthusiasts ultimate performance by Intel™ Core™ fourth and fifth-generation processors and the latest Z97 platform.

The Thermal Conductive Technology for Great Heat Dissipation

With speed up to 3100MHz and transfer bandwidth reaching 24.8GB/s, the XPG™ V3 series once again pushes gaming to the next level. It supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) version 1.3 and utilizes the Thermal Conductive Technology (TCT), which reduces the system temperature effectively. It enables every chip have contact with the heat sinks directly, ensuring IC and PCB operate in an environment of equal temperature for the best stability, even in full-speed operation.

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Make your entire PC experience faster with the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 720 dedicated graphics card. Enjoy performance that’s superior to integrated graphics in all your PC multimedia applications, including 2x faster web browsing, 5x faster video editing, and 8x faster photo editing.  Play modern games with advanced and reliable dedicated graphics. 70% faster performance than integrated graphics means a rich and smooth gaming experience. Plus, get the power to drive up to three HD displays with a single card.  GeForce GT means speed, stability, and industry-leading NVIDIA drivers. Tap into GeForce Experience™ to automatically get the latest drivers and optimize game settings with a single click.

·         Available in 1GB and 2GB models

·         Passive heatsink for silent operation

·         Available in Single slot

·         Available in Low profile and full height

The EVGA GeForce GT 720 will be available soon. Find out more at www.evga.com/articles/00864/EVGA-GeForce-GT-720/

Intel News Photo_Intel 14nm Manufacturing Process

Aug. 11, 2014 – Intel today disclosed details of its newest microarchitecture that is optimized with Intel’s industry-leading 14nm manufacturing process. Together these technologies will provide high-performance and low-power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs and products from the infrastructure of cloud computing and the Internet of Things to personal and mobile computing.

Key Points:

  • Intel disclosed details of the microarchitecture of the Intel® Core™ M processor, the first product to be manufactured using 14nm.
  • The combination of the new microarchitecture and manufacturing process will usher in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experiences and systems that are thinner and run silent and cool.
  • Intel architects and chip designers have achieved greater than two times reduction in the thermal design point when compared to a previous generation of processor while providing similar performance and improved battery life.
  • The new microarchitecture was optimized to take advantage of the new capabilities of the 14nm manufacturing process.
  • Intel has delivered the world’s first 14nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors with industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor.
  • Intel’s 14nm technology will be used to manufacture a wide range of high-performance to low-power products including servers, personal computing devices and Internet of Things.
  • The first systems based on the Intel® Core™ M processor will be on shelves for the holiday selling season followed by broader OEM availability in the first half of 2015.
  • Additional products based on the Broadwell microarchitecture and 14nm process technology will be introduced in the coming months.
  • For more information, including images, visit: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-5677

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Club3d y cable set up

Club 3D, the leading manufacturer of AMD based graphics cards and Ultra AV cables and adapters based in the Netherlands does it again. After being the first in the world to commercially launch a Multi Stream Transport MST Hub in the market in 2013, we are now proud to announce the worlds’ first Y-Cabled Docking Station under the Club 3D SenseVision range of products and strengthen our presence in the professional market! Club 3D will start shipping this new product in August 2014.

We see a strong growth in demand for devices targeting mobile productivity. Tablets and Ultrabooks quickly become a more widespread alternative for a classic Notebook or Mobile Workstation. With that increased mobility the demand for more productivity ‘on the go’ is constantly expanding. The Club 3D MultiStream Transport (MST) Hub is a great tool for adding multiple monitors to your (mini)DisplayPort fitted Notebook, Ultrabook or Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and the brandnew Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet but wouldn’t it be great if you could connect to monitors, peripherals, transmit data and charge your phone over the same connection at the same time?

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pv110

ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the PV110 Power Bank. With a capacity of 10400mAh, dual USB 3.1A output for fast charging, a sleek and minimalistic design, a brushed aluminum finish, and stylish color options, it’s a perfect choice for smartphone and tablet users.

Dual Charging and Plenty of Capacity

The PV110 is equipped with dual USB ports, providing a total of 3.1A output (2.1A + 1A) for simultaneous and fast charging of tablets and smartphones. 10400mAh capacity provides up to five full charges for a smartphone and 1.5 charges for a tablet. Whether you’re watching videos or snapping pictures, you’ll never miss a moment due to a dead battery.

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LIVA

World’s Smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit with eMMC 64GB storage upgrade

Since this product was introduced in April, LIVA Mini PC Kit by Elitegroup Computer Systems, ECS, has received all the positive feedback from users as well as many awards from media globally. In order to fulfill more applications and expectations, ECS proudly introduces LIVA Mini PC Kit White Edition / eMMC 64GB which will be available in August, 2014. With the simplicity of the color of white and the upgrade of storage, the new member of family, LIVA White Edition 64GB, will be the focus in the market of mini PC.

LIVA is derived from “Living” and “Viva (Life)”, and it is all about living a better life. As the world’s smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit, the new LIVA White Edition adopts a storage upgrade, eMMC 64GB, to fulfill the high storage requirement and to enjoy the quick Read/Write Speed advantage from eMMC, and still, LIVA remains to be the palm-size Mini PC. The color of white from this LIVA new edition expresses the simplicity and elegance, and the white version has been highly asked and adored even before LIVA White Edition is announced. LIVA Mini PC Kit has been applied to many different territories with different applications, such as HTPC, office PC, secondary PC usage, industrial PC…etc., and with the arrival of LIVA White Edition 64GB, LIVA will bring more convenience and change the whole landscape of PC industry.

 

Learn more about LIVA: http://www.ecs.com.tw/LIVA/

LUXA2 Releases New Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker

LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, is extremely pleased to announce that a select range of power and audio solutions are now available from EXPANSYS.com online retail stores.Visitors can go to the URL www.expansys.com in the following regions of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Philippines, Egypt and Qatar to find comprehensively detailed content on LUXA2 products as well as some exciting images.

EXPANSYS.com has the largest global footprint for smartphone, tablet and accessories, trading in over 51 markets worldwide, and selling products into over 200 countries globally. Their reach and product diversity are ever-increasing as they seek to develop new markets into new regions, and their never-ending hunger for increased diversity of their product portfolio.

LUXA2 products are now available in the following regions of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Philippines, Egypt and Qatar. Individuals will now have access to a host of select LUXA2 products that include: LUXA2’s already well established and widely acclaimed all-aluminum Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker, praised for its premium look, feel, touch and that all important superb sound quality.

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AMD-A10-7850K1

- The AMD A10-7800 and A8-7600 APUs, Based on the Award-Winning Graphics Core Next Architecture, Complete the Most Advanced APU Lineup from AMD -

July 31, 2014AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new AMD A10-7800 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) to the component channel.  This 4th generation A-Series APU with 12 Compute Cores (4CPU + 8 GPU) unlocks the APU potential with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features, and boasts powerful AMD Radeon™ R7 Series graphics for outstanding performance across applications. [i],[ii]  Combined with AMD’s acclaimed Mantle API, the AMD A10-7800 APU can enable accelerated performance across select AMD Gaming Evolved partner titles.[iii]

Revolutionary Architecture

  • Up to 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) deliver amazing performance and responsiveness, that leverages the capability of the APU on various workloads, applications and top gaming titles
  • The breakthrough new Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) allows the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony by quickly dividing and directing tasks to the appropriate cores for new levels of performance and efficiency for desktop and notebook PCs, enabling a new era of compute capabilities with compute cores
  • Award-winning Graphics Core Next Architecture with AMD Radeon™ R7 series graphics and compute capability makes it a top choice for gamers who expect the best
  • Support for UltraHD (4K) resolutions and new video post-processing enhancements that make 1080p videos look amazing when upscaled on an UltraHD-enabled monitor or TV

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